What if your blog became the most popular blog site on the internet? What would that mean for your blog traffic, comments, income, and readership? Could you handle the blog’s popularity?
Recently, my friend Tom recently wrote about why you should have your blog or website ready for an increase in traffic. It reminded me of this original post I wrote back in 2013.
The Most Popular Blog Post
A few years ago I received over 100 comments on one of my popular blog posts and I thought “what if this happened all the time, how would I handle it?” I know many of you who blog may receive more blog comments than that.
But at that time I also worked full time so it really leaves little time left to write new blog posts and clean house (what is that, right?) I wish I had the Jasper AI tool back in the earlier days of blogging!
Responding to comments takes time. And then what if you received more traffic and your server could not handle it, would you make enough money blogging to pay for a single server?
Your blogging wish to become the most popular blog site could maybe become your blogging nightmare!Your blogging wish could maybe become your blogging nightmare! #blogging Click To Tweet
The Popular Blog Post by Seth
Did you see the popular post Marriage Isn’t For You? When it first appeared online back in 2013 it had over 2,000 comments on the blog post.
My Lord I thought, I could never respond to all those comments in a day.
Then when I went to link it up for this post, it has over 4,000 comments! Seth’s previous blog posts had received only 2-6 comments.
Imagine going from 2-6 blog comments to 4,000 in less than a week!
The popular blog post on marriage was quite controversial and very touching. I discovered it via Alexa hot stories of the day, it was #1 that day.
Usually, you see things from the Huffington Post or Fox News, etc. on that top 10 list.The popular blog post on marriage was quite controversial and very touching. #blogging Click To Tweet
After the Popular Blog Went Viral
Since that post, Seth Adam Smith wrote another about it and how it had over 24 million views on that marriage post in just 3 days.
It made headlines everywhere online and on TV. He was shocked by his blog’s popularity. It was all done on the free WordPress platform.
You can see ads at the bottom of the posts. It appears the blog has been around since 2008. The writer Seth is an author and he has quite an inspiring bio if you read through it. He also has a podcast.
His marriage post really touched a lot of people and I believe that is what made it go viral and become a huge success. The post was an emotional connection for many reading the blog post and that’s what made it so popular.
It is one of the most popular blog sites.
According to Seth “The blog post was viewed over 40 million times, translated into over 20 languages, and published as a beautiful gift book.” WOW!
So what would you do if you had a post go viral like that and your blog became the most popular blog site next?
Well, I guess Kim and I were on “Good Morning, America.” I say that because I haven’t watched it yet. I’m not a… http://t.co/8I5lTG9YRV
— Seth Adam Smith (@SethAdamSmith) November 7, 2013
What If Your Blog Became The Most Popular Blog Site? Click To Tweet
After almost 4 MILLION hits, Huffington Post reposted my article on their blog! SO AWESOME! CLICK HERE >>… http://t.co/4utwGlQVRN
— Seth Adam Smith (@SethAdamSmith) November 4, 2013
Is Your Blog Ready for More Traffic and Blog Popularity?
Do you know how much space you have left on your server via your host? Is it a shared host?
Most bloggers start with the less expensive shared hosting packages and some are limited or unlimited and may be priced from $2-15 per month. VPSs are single server hosts and cost a bit more.
For more info check out ShoutMeLoud for details of various types of hosting to be sure you will be prepared for your blog was next to become the most popular blog site.
Since I wrote this blog post I’ve had to change my hosting from HostGator to SiteGround as I was running out of hosting space. So yes, it can happen to you!
Time To Write Content for Blog Popularity
Would you be able to devote more time to your blog if you received hundreds of thousands of comments?
And then what about writing more content for the blog to remain the most popular blog site? Writing blog posts can take time. Time for research, writing, and finding the right links to link your blog post.
Oftentimes, many bloggers may get burned out. Be sure not to let that happen to you!
Recently I signed up for Jasper, the AI writing machine. I’m loving it so much that I became an affiliate for them. Not only does it help me to write better blog content but it helps with social media posts and more!Not only does it help me to write better blog content but it helps with social media posts and more! #JarvisAI Click To Tweet
Money to Invest
Let’s face it, time and money are probably two things you haven’t given much thought to if your full-time job still gets in the way of blogging. But now that we’re talking about them.
You may not want your blog site being one of those “amateur” blogs that post once or twice a month on topical issues just for their own sake – there will only be so many hours leftover from work before all other responsibilities take over!
You never know what can happen, and that’s why you need to have all the tools for blogging at your disposal. However, blogging tools do cost money. (But some popular bloggers make millions of dollars!)
However, if you are a beginner blogger you may want to invest in a blogging course to help facilitate your blogging goals.
But by investing in the right people and tools, when something does go wrong there is no shortage of help on hand! And you’ll be ready when your blog becomes the most popular blog site.Time and money are probably two things you haven't given much thought to if your full-time job still gets in the way of blogging. #blogging Click To Tweet
Outsource Your Site
You could hire or outsource someone that could contribute to your blog. And then, they could keep it going while you respond to the thousands of comments or replies on social networks.
Meanwhile, someone else could help you switch servers and keep up with the technical challenges that may arise with a bigger stream of traffic.
My techie Mayura has been a lifesaver here for over a decade now. Running a WordPress site is not always easy with things changing rapidly.
Many businesses that started with one person hatch into something more when others are hired and take over some of the duties. I now have a team to help Inspire To Thrive to inspire you online.
Your Turn on Blog Popularity
Would you be able to handle your blog if it became the most popular blog site next?
Therefore, have you ever given it some thought if yours become the most popular blog site? I wonder if Seth had.
Who are your favorite popular bloggers today? First Site Guide just published some of the top popular blogs of 2021. I’d love to hear from you about your blog in the comments below!
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